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Regional Security Complex Theory and Turkish Foreign Policy: NATO Missile Shield, Eurasian Energy Politics and the Arab Spring

Turkish foreign policy is coming under increasing scrutiny since the election of the ruling Justice and Development Party in 2002. Critiques state that Turkish foreign policy is becoming 'neo-Ottoman' or 'Islamist', arguing that Turkey is moving closer to the Middle East than Europe. The underlying hypothesis of Unver's lecture however, argues that Turkey's foreign policy is not becoming more Islamist; it is becoming more British, following a pattern of external affairs in which identity is becoming increasingly more pronounced.

Macedonia and NATO: From Security Consumer to Security Provider

Macedonia joined the Partnership for Peace in 1995, and in 1999 it adopted its first Action Plan for NATO Membership (MAP). During the 1999 Kosovo crisis some 350,000 refugees from Kosovo found temporary protection in the Republic of Macedonia. In August 2001, NATO through its Mission in the country intervened in the conflict in Macedonia. The contribution of the Republic of Macedonia to the operation ISAF is a confirmation of its strong commitment for a contribution in the democratic development of Afghanistan.

The Future of US-EU Relations

For half a century, the U.S.-European alliance was fortified by the sense of a shared enemy. NATO stood on one side of the divide with the Warsaw Pact on the other. The focus of a shared mission was never in doubt. Twenty years after the fall of the Soviet Union and the end of the Cold War, old allies are still seeking a defining shared mission for the 21st Century.

UN—Not U.S.—Should Take Lead on Talks to Stabilize Afghanistan

Afghanistan: Looking at the Future

Remarks by Dennis Kux, former U.S. Ambassador to Cote d’Ivoire, and Senior Scholar, The Wilson Center
Delivered at the House of Commons, January 26, 2012

Democratic Reforms in the Western Balkans Can Benefit from the EU and NATO Accession Processes

European Studies Senior Associate Nida Gelazis was recently quoted in the Italian on-line newspaper Affaritaliani assessing the benefits of European enlargement in the Western Balkans. In an article by Massimiliano Santalucia titled The Balkan countries break into Europe. Montenegro and Serbia in the EU Soon, Gelazis discussed the pros and cons of admitting the former Yugoslav countries to the EU.   

Call for papers: France and the German Question

Programme de recherche de la Sorbonne sur la Guerre froide (Sorbonne Cold War History Project) in partnership with Deutsches Historisches Institut (The German Historical Institute, Paris) will host the conference "France and the German Question, 1945-1990" in Paris from February 7-9, 2013.

The conveners invite contributions in English dealing among others with any of the following topics over specific periods or the whole duration of the Cold War (please note that the conference will take place exclusively in English):

NATO, EU Integration Efforts Deserve Greater U.S. Support, Wilson Center Scholar Advises

The Commission on Security and Cooperation in Europe (U.S. Helsinki Commission) Hearing:

“The Western Balkans and the 2012 NATO Summit”

Remarks by Nida Gelazis, Senior Associate of the European Program, Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars

The New Geopolitics of Transatlantic Relations: Coordinated Responses to Common Dangers

The United States and Europe encounter many of the same foreign policy challenges, challenges that diversely impact the two regions and produce different-but often complementary-responses. In his latest book "The New Geopolitics of Transatlantic Relations: Coordinated Responses to Common Dangers," author Stefan Fröhlich develops a framework for future U.S.-Europe relations as the two world powers work toward meaningful and logical solutions to their shared foreign policy problems.